I’ve been talking about this at C4O Democrats this week, and now I want to hear from all of you on where we need to start to “keep Obama honest”. Oh yes, and the same goes for Congress as well. We elected them because we want change we can believe in, so now’s the time to begin asking them to hold fast to the promises they made us.
So where should we start? How about doing something to actually fix our economic problems? How about enacting the Employee Free Choice Act to give workers a chance to negotiate for better wages & benefits? How about investing in the clean energy infrastructure that will create new jobs? How about removing the health care cost burdens that hold down working families & hurt American businesses?
Where should we start on civil rights? Reproductive freedom by enacting the Freedom of Choice Act? Pay equity at work with the Lilly Leadbetter Act? Work discrimination with ENDA? LGBT equality with repealing DOMA?
Where should we start to solve our climate & energy crises? Better fuel efficiency standards? Real investment in renewable energy? More encouragment for energy conservation?
I’d like to hear your ideas on what the Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress should begin doing as soon as they take office next month. What should be their priorities? And what promises should we make sure they keep?
Please speak up here, then contact your elected officials and “keep them honest”.